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paula broadwell. defense secretary panetta's comments on the scandal and his future in the obama administration. then there's the fbi agent and friend of jill kel yae's. he's now subject of an internal fbi probe himself for inappropriate behavior. let's get into the details. overnight the pentagon announced this, that general allen's nomination to be allied supreme commander over all of anywnato been delayed and panetta has asked them to ex pa diet joseph dunfer. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general allen will remain commander. general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime the secretary has asked the president, and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relevant facts are determined. >> all right. that's pentagon spokesman george little. he's on a trip to asia with the defense secretary. more on that trip in a minute. allen, who is married, denied any wrongdoing and, for now, remains commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. defense secretary leon panetta was i
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. >>> leon panetta says the military did all it could to respond to the attack in benghazi libya in september. in a letter to senator john mccain today, panetta addresses the claim that the military could have dispatched fighter jets to stop the attack. secretary panetta says they did not have aircraft near libya at the time. four americans were killed, including ambassador chris stevens. panetta made the statements ahead of next week's congressional hearings about the attack. >>> d.c. police are looking for the man who fired shots near the white house. all started with a robbery early this morning and ended with the victims chasing the suspects. jackie benson at the scene now near lafayette park with more on this. jackie? >> well, jim, it ended when the victims drove in to lafayette park with a vehicle, with a fresh bullet hole in the windshield is bound to get the attention of law enforcement. one of the victims believes the robber suspected he'd be carrying a large amount of cash. >> maybe i had money, but i didn't. >> reporter: the bullet hole in the windshield of the porsche cayenne show
. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms the department of defense is investigating allen and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e- mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the c.i.a. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she's a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> reporter: she first went to the f.b.i. when she left threatening e- mails from an anonymous source. the e-mails were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to a search ahead of time. petraeus resigned friday when word of the affair became public. >> it's a tragic turn of events for someone who had contributed so much to this country. >> reporter: general allen is in washington, d.c. for senate confirmation hearings for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to
panetta will leave sometime next year. >> the former democratic committee chair said he will make a second attempt to become governor of virginia. he ran for governor in 2009 but lost in the primary. the lieutenant governor is also seeking the republican nomination. >>d.c. police looking for five men behind a shooting in southeast. it was in the 3100 block of bueno vista terrance. turning now to a developing story coming in from dulles airport. a united airlines flight had to make an emergency landing. >> passengers said the man was yelling and would not sit down and started crying in the aisle. >> they had to restrain his hands. there was a pilot he went back there and basically held him down in the aisle while we landed. >> we are told one person was evaluated by paramedics. we do not know if that was the unruly passenger. a >> twitter might have reset your password by accident. >> good morning. >> if you are a bargain hunter, you already know about black friday. there it is also cyber monday. in recent years small business saturday had been gaining some traction. this year on november 2
this or that is negligent, it is irresponsible, and god forbid if we have that major pearl harbor that secretary panetta referred to. so i urge my colleagues to pass this bill. i thank the chair for the extra extra time. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: senator grassley who is next has been kind enough to give me 30 to that 45 seconds. i appreciate that. mr. president, july and august when the cosponsors of both the underlying bill, the lieberman-collins bill and the secure i.t. bill which i am a cosponsor of plet meth regularly and i was hopeful we could resolve the significant differences between these two bills. unfortunately, we did not reach an agreement even though we had been promised an open amendment process on this underlying billing bill, the majority leader has once again filled the tree and filed for cloture. i voted against cloture in august and, unfortunately, nothing has changed since then. so i'm compelled to do the same thing today. we all understand the serious threat that is facing our country from cyber atta
but, and it's a big but, on the other hand, defense secretary leon panetta ordered up a full-blown inspector general investigation, knowing he would set off a new firestorm across washington and leon panetta doesn't do that lightly. people on the other side tell us panetta would not have done it if there wasn't something to all this. >> right. the woman at the center of all this, this woman jill kelley, i'll turn to you, suzanne, on this. i want to play a tape, a 911 tape of kelley calling the tampa police to complain about people who were around the house, citing her status as apparently an honorary consul. listen to this. >> you know, i don't know if by any chance, because i'm an honorary consul general so i have inviolability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well, but because that's against the law to cross my property because this is not, you know, it's inviolable. >> she seems to be laboring under massive misapprehensions here. she's not entitled to diplomatic immunity here, is she? >> no,
panetta and clinton are holding bilateral meetings, they should hold opinion until the facts are known about general allen, the latest -- >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold. as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> and though he praised allen, panetta said he felt it was important to refer the matter to the pentagon's inpeck tore general. the senior defense official tells nbc news that panetta didn't make this decision lightly. secretary clinton acknowledged she has talked to u.s. partners about the allen case but says it won't harm the war effort. >> general allen is a distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission in afghanistan. there's been a lot of conversation, as you might expect, bob, but no concern whatsoever being expressed to us because the mission has been set forth. it is being carried out. >>
involved in the scandal. his nomination to head european command is on hold, but leon panetta says he's fully confident allen can lead. >>> this morning obama will likely be asked to comment on the petraeus scandal. that conference begins at 1:30. house minority leader nancy pelosi also holding a press conference today. the califoia law maker expected to announce whether she will run again to lead democrats in the minority. he was speaker of the house from 2006 to 2010. maryland's chris van holland is on the short list if pelosi left, but he's on the record saying he believes she will run again for that position. >>> today congress looks for answers in the deadly meningitis outbreak. leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify in today's hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee. this comes after a report that shows federal health investigators wanted to shut down the massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak back in 2002. the fda reports the pharmacy had multiple violations but stayed open on the promise it would work
socialite. secretary of defense leon panetta is urging people not to jump to conclusions about general george allen. allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelley who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell, who was having an affair with now former cia director david petraeus. that led to petraeus' resignation. and broadwell is apparently here in washington. she's been spotted at her brother in northwest d.c. a man who appeared to be her brother, steven krantz, left last night but did not speak to reporters. and someone found broadwell's driver's license in rock creek park on monday. >>> leaders from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at a hearing in front of the house energy and commerce committee to determine how the meningitis outbreak started. a report shows the massachusetts pharmacy linked to that outbreak should have been shut down in 2002. the fda reports the pharmacy had multiple violations but stayed open on the promise that it woul
. another car bomb exploded in a village market south of baghdad. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still ex
defense secretary. current secretary of defense, leon panetta, has not said if and when he will step down, but he has implied he probably won't step down until the next term. kerry is rumored to want to be the next secretary of state, but "the post" claims that ambassador rice, u.n. secretary to the united nations, is in line for that job. >>> a jet attack struck the rebel held region in syria near the turkish border, killing one person and injuring at least three others. turkey says the attacks are endangering their security. the violence has killed at least 36,000 people since the uprising against president bashar al assad's regime last year. >>> a rocket attack killed a 28-year-old man in afghanistan. rockets hit the northeast section of kabul overnight. it happened near an zbins service office building and a private tv station. insurgents occasionally launch rockets into the city, but the weapons are not very accurate. >>> new this morning, four people in the hospital after a violent night in northeast washington. the victims are of a triple stabbing and a shooting just three miles ap
as a romantic rival. meanwhile, leon panetta is speaking out about the scandal saying petraeus made the right decision by stepping down. >> i think it's important when you are director of the cia with all the challenges issued in that position that, you know, that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> as for allen, president obama held his nomination to become the next leader of nato forces in europe. he will continue to lead u.s. forces in afghanistan. >>> the fbi's investigation moved to paula broadwell's home in charlotte. they searched her home several hours late last night. agents left with boxes of documents and paperwork. they are not saying what they found. she's the co-author of the biography of david petraeus. he did have questions about their relationship. >> but, what was a question in my mind, quite frankly was why general petraeus was granting paula broadwell the kind of access he granted her. >> the fbi is putting together a time line of the investigation to explain to members of congress why they were kept out of the loop until resently. >>> closing 20 d.c. public sc
traveling, the defense secretary leon panetta announced the military is now investigating allen as well, and senior military officials tell us it's because over a two-year period there were thousands, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails between allen and jill kelley. k keep in mind jill kelley is the woman that touched off the fbi investigation that led to the resignation of petraeus. she's the one that claimed she was getting harassing e-mails, and when the fbi looked into that, they traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell. as they were looking at her e-mails, they realized she was having an affair with general petraeus, and both of them in interviews with the fbi have admitted that. so back to allen. allen now under investigation for the e-mails that the pentagon says are potentially inappropriate. he denies any sort of inappropriate contact or e-mailing or relationship with jill kelley, but now his own senate confirmation is on hold. ironically, before all this happened, he was already here in washington for senate confirmation on thursday. he was being moved up to oversee troops
term. secretary of defense leon panetta put out a statement about this statement, saying that while the matter is under investigation, and before the facts are determined, general allan will remain as commander. "his leadership has been instrumental in the significant progress that has been made in bringing greater security to the afghan people and making sure that afghanistan never becomes a safe haven again for terrorists. he is entitled to due process in this matter." that was the statement from leon panetta about general allan. also in the news, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee said yesterday that she would put out a subpoena for the general's testimony, if need be. she said she would go as far as to order a vote on the floor of the senate if the administration does not cooperate. part of the hearings that the intelligence -- intelligence committee will be holding later this week. the house foreign affairs committee also has a hearing, although the intelligence proceeding hearings will be closed. this is a look at who is testifying this morning from "the washi
is postponed. the head of nato is still backing allen and defense secretary leon panetta speaking overnight in australia also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf, in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was he can owed at the white house. >> it's an accurate statement that president still has faith in general allen? >> he has faith in general aln, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> yejay carney was peppered wi questions over shadowing the president's second term. >> he's not going to make a grand pronouncement or decisions about things based on two situations, two individual cases. >> reporter: meanwhile among the hundred hundreds of e-mails exchanged between general al sben kelley, investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. in it, allen told kelley he just received an anon
. the head of nato is backing allen and leon panetta also offered some guarded support. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those fors. he has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: that caution was echoed at the white house. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and is doing an excellent job. >> reporter: james incarnate engineer was peppered with questions. >> he's not going to make a grand pronouncement or decisions about things based on, you know, two situations, two individual cases. >> reporter: among the hundreds of emails exchanged between general all lean kelly investigators are focusing on one from several months ago. in it allen told kelly he just received an anonymous e-mail which warned him to stay away from kelly. that e-mail came from paula broadwell. broadwell who had been out of sight since the scandal broke friday was spotted tuesday night preparing dinner a
secretary of defense leon panetta who previously served as director of the cia weighed in about general david petraeus' sudden resignation. during a flight to australia, reporters asked if general petraeus could be prosecuted if it's determined he was having an affair while on active duty in the military. >> you know, i don't know. i don't know the answer to that. i guess i'm -- i'm reading the papers like you are to determine just, you know, what the committee finds out, what the ultimate investigation determines on that issue. we, you know, we obviously are going to, you know, watch this closely to determine just exactly, you know, when that took place. >> panetta also appeared to side with lawmakers who say the fbi should've informed them about the investigation sooner. >> that's another issue i think we ought to look at. you know, as a former director of the cia and having worked very closely with the intelligence committee, you know, i believe that there is a responsibility to make sure that the intelligence committees are informed of issues that could affect, you know, the securit
of high profile secretaries, including hillary clinton, tg, tim geithner, leon panetta. they're all expected to leave sometime in the next few months, possibly, even before the end of the year. secretary of state hillary clinton repeatedly said she's on her way out. >> i want to then take some time to get reconnected to, you know, the stuff that makes life worth living. you know, family, friends, the sort of activities that i own joy. >> of course, this one-time rival to barack obama may be replaced by another former presidential candidate john kerry. he, of course, is chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. another candidate the president's national security adviser tom domilan and u.s. am bass kor susan rice who may some controversial to republicans because she was the obama's representative who gave the initial incorrect intelligence information about benghazi attack. treasury, the top candidate to replace geithner is jack lew who has served as the president's budget director. the president may decide to keep lew where he is and might look elsewhere. a bunch of names
, even secretary panetta recently gave a speech, and according to press accounts officials at dod have suggested that iran has been behind a number of cyber attacks in the middle east in recent months. so i think with that in mind, you see an international response of countries and organizations like nato, the u.n., former soviet bloc countries, there's a group called the shanghai group from china, all trying to struggle a bit with how to think about how to use cyber weapons and how to use cyber warfare capabilities in the future, and how those ideas, what happens with those ideas when they hit our international legal norms that we can use to over the past number of decades. the u.n. charter, what prompts a defense of a nation state. you see here, and there are lots of examples like this to the u.s. 2010 national security strategy describing particular serious. the russians have also come up with their own statements about when force can be used in cyberspace. you see this in the uk, canada. most major militaries, especially western countries, are articulating strategies about what doe
? >> leanne panetta defended john allen. >> he has my continued confidence. >> the two women in the spotlight have not spoken. jill kelly comes under increasing scrutiny. her gerrie>> i am an honorary consul general so i have and vulnerability. they should not be able to cross this property. i do not know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> korean officials gave her the purely honorary title. the air force base reports they are provoking her right to go on base unescorted. >> the story continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tainted steroid shots tied to 32 deaths. victims and families are calling on congress to act. >> they deserve every penalty that can be brought against them. it is proven that they're guilty. >> at what these people to know what kind of person [inaudible] because of a lack o
members expected to leave. timothy geithner, hillary clinton, and leon panetta all planning to leave sometime next year. >> we will talk metro first. east falls church and claraton are not running. customers should add 45 minutes to their travel time of going east of west falls church on the orange line. redline trains single tracking between grosvenor and friendship heights. green line on greenbelt and college park. >> good morning. later on tonight, a georgetown's men's basketball team will be taking on a florida in the navy marine corps classic. the team is already there and they posted pictures on their face but page a about what this game will be like. it will be played on board the flight deck that is docked there in jacksonville. we will go next to the fatigue camouflage uniforms the players will be wearing when they take on the florida gators. here you see them with coach thomas getting a tour yesterday with the head of the u.s. s baton as well as the secretary of the navy. this game will be happening at 9:00 tonight broadcast live. there you see what the basketball court loo
of state hillary clinton. secretary of defense leon panetta was also planning on leaving. now with a vacancy also at the cia, which, remember, is running our war right now, that could lead to some disruption especially because there's also that investigation of what happened in benghazi going on. >> i want to ask you about that because petraeus was set to self in the cia's involvement in benghazi this week. now he's not expected to. his replacement is, but that's not -- republicans are not happy about that. >> that's unlikely to be good enough for a lot of members of congress. peter king saying he wants to speak to petraeus. on "this week" this morning i'll speak to the vice chairman saxby chambliss. do they still want to hear from david petraeus himself? we'll see what he says. >> on the fiscal cliff, the tax hikes that will go into effect on january 1 if congress and the president can't cut a deal, the president is saying, i want to raise taxes on rich people. the republicans have come out and said, no go. do you see any pathway to a deal here? >> there's going to have to be
panetta's departure probably won't happen unit thill spring but the short list includes michelle flournoy who served as the policy chief during the president's first term. she would be the first woman to head defense. jack reed a west point graduate and veteran of the armed services committee. and john kerry, if the president doesn't tap him for state. says he's still undecided about staying on. he reportedly told law students in baltimore thursday, "do i have some gas left in the tank? that's something i'm in the process now of trying to determine." >> these are intense, critical jobs and, yeah, there's a high burnout factor. >>> now at 5:00 tonight, a shocking resignation, the director of the cia steps down citing an extra merriarital aff >>> a shooting and chase that ends near the white house. >>> hear from the mailman who found an 81-year-old woman attacked in here home. good evening on this busy friday. we're going to begin with this breaking news. david petraeus resigns as director of the cia and he does so just a year after he takes that post. >> he has been married for 37 years bu
, issues about sequestration. defense secretary leon panetta has been very vocal about the fears of the impact on the pentagon. he has been very involved in the negotiations. we talked to a professor from to us son state university. she said when people are invested in the negotiations they don't like to walk away. that is probably true of secretary panetta. here is what she told us. >> defense secretary leon panetta, he has fought hard against sequestration because he didn't want to see the type of cuts that sequestration called for the defense department. and he is going to see that through. >> keep in mind he has got probably the toughest commute of any cabinet secretary right now going from coast to coast to do his job. folks says he seems very committed to staying there until they figure out exactly how these cuts will affect the pentagon. jenna. jenna: it is a long commute for sure. thank you. >> reporter: you got it. >> there was a mandate in yesterday's results it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a n
secretary leon panetta and steven chu and also ken salazar. even attorney general eric holder and transportation second ray lahood, the only republican left in the cabinet, could be leaving as well. in 2008 obama told "time" magazine he wants his cabinet to be a team of rivals saying, quote, i don't want people who just agree with me. i want people continually pushing me out of my comfort zone. what should we expect this time around? i would bring it to the table. so i think the biggest one people are talking about is who is going to replace hillary clinton. the two names who have voted is u.n. ambassador susan rice and john kerry. i have no problem with susan rice. i think she's fantastic and unfortunate how she's been treated recently. i tell you, john kerry during this campaign has been fantastic in his debate prep with the president. i thought his speech as the dp nc was brilliant, and i think he would be a terrific diplomat. there's concerns that if he was nominated then the senate -- his senate seat would be open and scott brown could have another shot at getting into th
relationship with congress. if you look at who served in this job before, leon panetta and petraeus, one thing they have in common is that they both were very, very well regarded on capitol hill. their word was basically gold up there. and if they said something was happening or not happening, or that it would be resolved or gotten to the bottom of, members on both sides of the aisle pretty much took that for granted. so you'd want people that could fulfill that. former congresswoman harman would probably fit into that category, very well respected and a very well known voice on intelligence and military issues. i think the question would be whether she would want to come back from her job heading the woodrow wilson center so soon after she basically quit the congress. john brennan, the president's counterterrorism advisor, would be another choice that i think would probably be very easily confirmed on capitol hill. however, the problem is the president has really come to rely on brennan as his right hand man throughout his presidency on all the issues of counterterrorism that arise, and those
panetta, the defense secretary, said there was a responsibility on the part of the fbi and the cia to keep congress informed and we know that there are hearings on libya beginning this week. this would seem to sort of -- this is going to somehow, i would imagine, filter into those discussions as far as the transparency here, whether congress should have been more engaged on this, whether this should have been an investigation and the soorrt of political repercussions. >> the last part is key here. there's a lot of sort you of know interesting and salacious stuff but it does raise the question of when you found out, when the investigators found out what was and probably wasn't involved here, why did they pursue this? why did this become the major scandal it's become when it really is only apparently about sex and e-mails and sort of, you know, tawdry communications between them. at the same time, obviously there will be, you know, there already have been complaints from republicans in congress, some outcry there, but i don't think at this point -- i think this qualifies as a distraction for
security framework. secretary of state clinton, secretary of defense panetta indicating they want to step down. what does it mean in terms of who will replace them and any possible change in obama policy? let's start with petraeus. >> listen, a terrible end to a horrible week. and, i really -- i don't know anything more than anyone else does. you know, i think the president will... when things are wrong we can put things on the back burner and secretary of state an secretary of defense and, wait 6 to 9 months but major decisions have to be made about syria, 30,000 people have been killed and we are losing influence by not being more forward leading an afghanistan. what is the president going to do, the troops there, and, the vice president said we're getting out in 2014, period and the policy is more responsible, in my view to get a force there, advisory support force there afterwards but i don't know, will there be support on the hill, republicans and democrats think we are in slow motion defeat in afghanistan, will people support sending more troops over there? i'm not sure. he has to m
to go. secretary leon panetta is likely to go at some point although he may stay through the sequestration tlaks which would mean $55 billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. host: "the wall street journal" says this -- margaret talev, who replaces let's start with hillary clinton? guest: it is a great question. i think the conventional wisdom is right in that there are two candidates that are being look
. secretary clinton has said she is going to go. secretary leon panetta is likely to go at some point although he may stay through the sequestration talks which would mean $55 billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. host: "the wall street journal" says this -- margaret talev, who replaces let's start with hillary clinton? guest: it is a great question. i think the conventional wisdom is right in that there are two candidates
panetta put out a statement about this statement, saying that while the matter is under investigation, and before the facts are determined, general allan will remain as commander. "his leadership has been instrumental in the significant progress that has been made in bringing greater security to the afghan people and making sure that afghanistan never becomes a safe haven again for terrorists. he is entitled to due process in this matter." that was the statement from leon panetta about general allan. also in the news, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee said yesterday that she would put out a subpoena for the general's testimony, if need be. she said she would go as far as to order a vote on the floor of the senate if the administration does not cooperate. part of the hearings that the intelligence -- intelligence committee will be holding later this week. the house foreign affairs committee also has a hearing, although the intelligence proceeding hearings will be closed. this is a look at who is testifying this morning from "the washington times." "the following are s
allen directly? >> not that i'm aware of, no. >> secretary panetta? >> i'd have to check that. secretary panetta has been traveling. >> as sort after follow-up, does the president see this in general as an unwelcomed distraction at a time when he's just -- was re-elected and has a bunch of priorities in terms of the fiscal cliff and his cabinet? >> i certainly i think wouldn't call it welcome. obviously the -- as i said to ben, the information about general petraeus came to him as a surprise, and he is very appreciative of general petraeus' remarkable service to his country. the president is focused on the agenda he believes is important for this country. he has to carry out working with lawmakers here in washington. that includes his number one priority, which is jobs and economic growth. on the issues of the approach we need to take to ensure we have the right economic policy, the right fiscal policy to help the economy grow and help it continue to create jobs. he is also focused on his national security agenda. he has great confidence in the acting c.i.a. director. he has confidence i
clinton and leon panetta. they held as as a major leap forward in bilateral cooperation. and an import a new frontier in that state's rebounds to the asia-pacific area. and an update on the david petearus situation. leading investigators to a questionable relationship between the tampa florida socialite and the general commander of the war in afghanistan. their main question was a national security threatened? the extramarital affair was between the general petraus and paula broadwell. is a sense harassing e-mails to a woman -- who they say send harassing e-mails to a woman, jill kelley. jill kelley treated thousands of applications messages with the general john allen. possible evidence of another inappropriate relationship. defense secretary leon panetta speaking earlier today and australia says he has continued confidence in a general john allen to remain as commander of united states forces in afghanistan, despite his connection to the scandal. we will hear more on the scandal later today when president obama holds his news conference. you can hear it live at 1:30 eastern on c-span
. it is a no win situation on either side, whether they knew or didn't, it's bad news. >> even leon panetta conceded that the white house and the congressional leadership involved with intelligence should have known about this and the "washington post" reported that in the beginning, except pet was never going to be tried criminally for this. he was told he was off the hook. they just have to go throughout motions. then something happened that led to his resignation. what happened? >> brian: he was director of the c.i.a. pen jill let is a brilliant guy, his book is fantastic. thanks so much. go get it. thanks so much for coming on. great panel. you seem to get along well off camera, which is surprising, 'cause you're very different people. >> we're very good walkers. >> brian: meanwhile, two minutes before the bottom of the hour, the head of the power authority may be gone, but the problems not fixed. our guest is living proof. his story will make your head spin and make you sick. then the most incredible video you'll see all day. how a baby inside one of those cars managed to survive thank
a crimp in any plans to exit immediately. with leon panetta refusing to indicate whether he will leave or stay put, the president will have to fill the pentagon pose a top civilian job. we are looking at the future of the obama cabinet as well as other positions like the director of the cia. david joins us from wisconsin. we are talking about the national security team. caller: i am a veteran, 67 years old. i do not see a national security team. president obama is commander in chief. he sat there and watched four guys get killed on tv and not even an effort was made to rescue them. that is pretty disgusting. there was no national security. that is basically my opinion. host: what do you want to see happen now? caller: they should have an investigation and get to the bottom of it. why all the lies. host: is that congress's role? should they have an outside body? caller: it is congress's role as long as they have a bipartisan committee. it is interesting that a lot of the politicians are retiring and leaving. i think congress should set up a committee to check it out. host: from the asso
to step down. he was never really embraced by the intelligence community in the way that leon panetta and george tenet was in terms of their style and approach. but again, you can they if you want to say it but it is certainly not a reason that anyone would step down from their post. >> top of the hour. stay with me. to let you know what we are learning here, this news just in from washington. cia director david piskura etraeus submitted his resignation. apparently he stepped out on his wife. i showed poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and as a leader in an organization such as ours. this morning the president graciously accepted my resignation. let's go to the pentagon for reaction. chris lawrence what what can you tell me about this. >> people are shocked and surprised. really couldn't believe it when they heard the news. you know, daivd petraeus has been married to his wife holly almost since he graduated from west point so many years ago. they have two years ago. holly has been an outspokened a ve kate for the troops. sh
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